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Pain Management in Patients Receiving Palliative Care

Pain Management in Patients Receiving Palliative Care

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

June 19, 2013

Expires

June 11, 2017
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This activity was originally released on June 19, 2013, re-reviewed June 11 , 2015, and has been extended to expire June 11, 2017.

Maximum Credits

1.00 / CE for Nurses

Accredited Provider

Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation

Program Description

From the May/June 2013 issue of Oncology Nurse Advisor: Poorly managed pain produces negative physical effects in patients, including sodium and water retention, increased incidence of thromboembolic events, and impaired pulmonary status and immune system. Nurses need to review their assessment skills and knowledge of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions for pain management. In addition, nurses should know the common descriptors patients use for pain to accurately assess their patients’ pain.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses and nurse practitioners involved in the management of patients with cancer.

Educational Objectives

After participating in this activity, clinicians should be better able to:

  • Describe how to assess a patient’s pain
  • Understand the difference between somatic pain and visceral pain
  • Describe five guiding principles for developing an effective approach to pain management


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Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF) assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, reviewers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CE activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by NPHF for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. NPHF is committed to providing its learners with high quality CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care.

Faculty

Barbara St. Marie, PhD, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, ACHPN
Supervisor, Pain and Palliative Care
University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Fairview Ridges Hospital
Burnsville, Minnesota

Barbara St. Marie, PhD, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, ACHPN, reported no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity.

Planners and Managers Disclosures

The planners, reviewers, and staff: Fiona J. Shannon, MHS, FNP; Joyce Pagan; Kristen Childress, DNP, ARNP; Connie Morrison-Hoogstede, MN, ARNP, AOCNP; Genean M. Page, RN, OCN, reported no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity.

Credit

1.00

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

This continuing nursing education activity is provided by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF). NPHF is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This educational activity for 1.00 contact hours is provided by The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity does not contain discussion of any published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of or imply endorsement by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, American Nurses Credentialing Center, or Haymarket Media Inc.

As this article contains only a review, participants have an implied responsibility to use this newly acquired information while also consulting other appropriate sources of information in order to gain full understanding of the topic.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 80% or better is required. This CME is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the posttest survey, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME.com within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.

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